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Avicii Emotional Tribute From Kygo At Coachella

4/21/2018 6:56 AM PDT

The death of Avicii was weighing heavily on everyone's minds at Coachella at the start of the second weekend, but his memory lived on thanks to dedications from several musicians ... like Kygo.

The Norwegian DJ closed his set on the main stage Friday night with a tribute to the world-famous DJ, saying ... "Avicii was my biggest musical inspiration and he was the reason I started making electronic music so I don’t think I would’ve been on this stage tonight if it wasn’t for him. I know he’s inspired millions of other producers out there."

He then played Avicii's 2017 track, "Without You" ... which he said is his favorite.

As we reported ... Avicii was found dead in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Details surrounding his death are still unclear, but he was smiling with fans days before his death.

He was 28. RIP.

Kanye West Still Smiling On Heels of Big Album News

4/21/2018 7:47 AM PDT

Kanye West is looking quite comfortable these days ... and we're not just talking about his outfit.

The rapper was spotted leaving Nobu in Malibu with some friends Friday night in a t-shirt, sweatpants and a light jacket ... and couldn't look happier about the way things are going lately.

Kanye's been in a great mood for a few days. We saw him smiling leaving his office after giving Charlamagne Tha God a preview of his new album, before announcing he's actually releasing TWO albums in June ... one with Kid Cudi.

Then of course, there was his social media PDA with Kim Kardashian at a party for Kourtney's 39th bday ... something rarely seen from the couple.

Clearly, it's good to be Kanye right now.

Ryan Seacrest 'American Idol' Ratings Woes Can't Bring Me Down

4/21/2018 6:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Seacrest loves "American Idol" -- he makes that perfectly clear -- and he doesn't seem to be sweating the prospect of the show not returning next season ... ratings be damned.

We got the 'Idol' host leaving E Baldi restaurant in Beverly Hills Friday evening and asked if he's concerned at all about the revived singing competition struggling to attract viewers. Doesn't seem like it ... because he knows it's a great show.

Ryan says he hopes 'AI' returns for another season, and it should be noted -- it's still performing well for ABC compared to the same time slot in recent years.

So Seacrest is right to stay positive about things ... especially when gets to snap a pic with a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" star, too.

Ex-Destiny's Child Singer Bey, I'm Down for a Reunion, Too ... Call Me?

4/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin didn't join Beyonce on stage at Coachella, but she's making it clear -- she's fully on board for the next reunion ... if the queen will have her.

Farrah was a member of DC for about 6 months in 2000 -- she was on the "Say My Name" remix -- and she watched Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams onstage last weekend. Zero bitterness, though ... she says she was thrilled like everyone else.

She says she wasn't invited to be part of the Coachella gig -- and didn't really expect to be -- but she sounds keen on Bey organizing a more complete reunion in the future.

For now, Farrah's happy doing modeling, acting and her own music ... which includes a trap collab with Maino. All that being said, she'd squeeze in some time for her ex-group mates if the phone rings.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

4/21/2018 12:45 AM PDT

Beyonce killed it at Coachella, but now people are beefing, asking who is the top entertainer of all time? And the jury is still out on Khloe and Tristan. So, we gotta ask ... 

Jermell Charlo Vows to Sue Gym Over Alleged Racial Incident

4/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Jermell Charlo is convinced he was banned from working out at a fancy NYC gym because he's black -- and now he's threatening to sue the hell out of them. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Charlo who's still VERY pissed over what went down at Life Time Athletic Fitness in Manhattan on Thursday night ... when he and his crew were told they would NOT be allowed inside. 

Charlo says they showed up to work out with his brother, boxing star Jermall Charlo -- who was already inside the building -- but the gym staff refused to let the crew purchase a day pass. 

Charlo claims his crew was falsely accused of smelling like weed. He believes the real reason they were turned away is because he's "a black man."

Cops were called to the gym but no arrests were made. 

Jermell says he doesn't want an apology -- he wants revenge in court -- because he wants the whole world to see what happened to him. 

As for the gym, a rep denies Charlo was racially profiled but apologized for the "misunderstanding concerning our guest policy."

Tekashi69 I Gotti, Gotti $22.5k In New Bling

4/21/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 just keeps throwing his money around and this time he's doing it on several pieces of bling that put a $22,500 hole in his pocket.

The NYC rapper linked with Houston-based jeweler JimmyBoi for a pair of rings and two new grills. One ring is of a spinning 69, while the other is a spinning rainbow made out of colorful enamel. There's about 15 carats of diamonds on both atop 14k gold. Grand total ... $17,500.

We're told the grills are made out of white gold and colorful enamel and cost about $5k.

As for that dent in 6ix9ine's bank account, hardly as bad as the one he might have after Saturday's Broner vs. Vargas fight. This is more like chump change.

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

4/21/2018 8:01 AM PDT

Don't let these 2 almost identical images of Rihanna tire you out ... suit up and race to see if you can find the differences between these super similar pics. 

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs**

Mel B, Stephen Belafonte We're Slashing Prices ... Buy Our House, Please!!!

4/21/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There IS one thing Mel B and Stephen Belafonte agree on -- their Hollywood Hills home has gotta go, and the exes are knocking another half mil off the asking price to get it done.

TMZ has learned the house -- a 4-story, 4,631 sq. ft. contemporary beauty with 4 beds and 6 baths -- was taken off the market at the beginning of the year ... but was relisted for sale Thursday at $7,495,000.

Mel and Stephen originally put the pad on the market for $8.995 million just over a year ago, in the heat of their bitter divorce proceedings. A few weeks later they dropped it by a mil, but couldn't find a buyer. 

We broke the story ... Belafonte claimed in December Mel B was making it extremely difficult for him to sell the house because she wouldn't let him inside to make repairs and stage it for a sale.

Now they're giving it another shot with the new $500k discount.

FYI ... celeb realtors Josh and Matt Altman of The Altman Brothers at Douglas Elliman are the listing agents, along with Ann Dashiell.

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Coachella Booties Guess Who!

4/21/2018 12:01 AM PDT

The Indio heat had these sexy stars baring their buns during the hot desert days. Scroll through our gallery of Coachella booties and see if you can guess the whose famous fanny is in the cheeky pic! 

Suns out, buns out. 

Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital From Apollo Theater Gig

4/20/2018 7:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:20 PM PT -- Roberta's rep tells us ... the singer's still in the hospital, and doctors are still running tests to determine why she fell ill during the Apollo show. The rep adds, Roberta had a stroke in 2016, and doctors want to make sure this episode is not related to the stroke.

As for her symptoms ... we're told she felt extremely dizzy as she was supposed to walk out onstage to receive an award. Due to Roberta's age and the previous stroke ... paramedics were called immediately. "Killing Me Softly" singer Roberta Flack's performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night as she was taken by ambulance to a hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill. FDNY tells us the ambulance arrived around 8:50 PM EST, and she was taken to a hospital in Harlem.

We're told the 81-year-old singer Roberta was able to leave the stage under her own power ... before someone called for the ambulance. FDNY says they were responding to a call for a "sick person."

We've got a call in to her rep for an update on her condition. 

Roberta had enormous hits in the '70s and '80s ... including "Killing Me Softly," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Set the Night to Music."

Avicii Spreading the Love in Final Days

4/20/2018 1:35 PM PDT

Avicii engaged dozens of his fans at a luxury resort during his final days, and it appeared he was still loving his rock star life.

These pics were taken within the last 6 days at the same resort in Muscat, Oman ... where Avicii was apparently on vacation. He posed for multiple pics -- perhaps the last taken before his death -- with fans around the secluded grounds of the resort.

As we reported ... the 28-year-old superstar DJ was found dead Friday morning in Muscat. Neither law enforcement nor his reps have said anything about how he died yet.

Avicii had quit touring in 2016, saying he longed for "the life of a real person behind the artist." While he might have been shying away from the spotlight ... it's clear from these photos he wasn't shying away from his adoring fans.

Taylor Swift Man Breaks into Home ... Showers and Sleeps in Her Bed!

4/20/2018 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift had a real life version of Goldilocks play out in one of her homes, as an intruder got way too comfortable after breaking into the place.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Roger Alvarado allegedly climbed up a ladder, smashed a window with his hand and got into the NYC brownstone early Friday. Once he got in, he took a shower and fell asleep in a bed.

This would be the part where Taylor walks in on him, if this really were Goldilocks ... luckily, she wasn't there. However, a witness spotted Alvarado breaking in and called cops. He was arrested inside the home and charged with stalking, burglary and criminal mischief.  

Taylor just owns the property -- she bought it a few months ago, but we're told she's never lived there.

She's been the target of several scary run-ins lately. Most recently, a man was arrested trying to scale the wall of her Bev Hills mansion, and another showed up at that same mansion with a mask and rubber gloves. Both were arrested.  

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